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  • West End's WICKED Welcomes 6 Millionth Theatregoer
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

    WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, welcomed its 6 millionth theatregoer to London's Apollo Victoria Theatre last night, Thursday 24 July. Owen Thomas attended the performance with Stephanie Willingham, both from Bury St. Edmonds, and enjoyed a backstage visit with the cast after the show. (more...)

    Tia Maggini Joins Lifetime as VP, Original Movies
    by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

    Tia Maggini has been named Vice President, Original Movies, of Lifetime, it was announced today by Tanya Lopez, the network's Senior Vice President, Original Movies. Based in Los Angeles, Maggini will report directly to Lopez and be responsible for the development and production of Lifetime Original Movies. (more...)

    2014 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced
    by Barry Lenny - Jul 15, 2014

    The 2014 Helpmann Awards Nominees were announced simultaneously at events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. (more...)

    Chandra Lee Schwartz and Etai BenShlomo to Join WICKED National Tour in Salt Lake City, July 29
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

    The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will be welcoming Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda and Etai BenShlomo on Tuesday, July 29 in Salt Lake City, UT. (more...)

    Kerry Ellis to Return to West End's WICKED; Willemijn Verkaik Will Play Final Performance this Saturday
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

    WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to welcome back the original British Elphaba, Kerry Ellis, who will recreate her celebrated performance from Monday 4 August until Saturday 25 October 2014*. Willemijn Verkaik will play her final performance as Elphaba this Saturday (19 July 2014 at 7.30pm**). She departs the production in order to have surgery to address an ongoing back condition. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2014 NOMINATIONS Announced Across Australia
    by Jade Kops - Jul 14, 2014

    The Helpmann Awards are Australia's version of Broadway's Tony Awards and London's Olivier Awards. The annual awards recognise achievement in live performance including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, cabaret, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. (more...)

    Capitol Theatre's WICKED Announces Drawing for $25 Seats, 7/9-8/24
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

    A day-of-performance drawing for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Capitol Theatre with performances from July 9 - August 24. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Capitol Theatre box office will have their names placed in a drawing drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This drawing is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Drawing participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

    New Tickets Released for WICKED in Sydney
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

    Due to extraordinary demand, new tickets will be released today for the Sydney season of the award-winning musical theatre blockbuster WICKED. The new seats are for performances from 31 October to 16 November. WICKED Australian Co-Producer John Frost said, "Audiences are flocking to WICKED in Melbourne, and bookings are very strong for the return of WICKED to Sydney - it really is the most successful Broadway musical of the past decade. Audiences can't wait to see this glorious show back at the beautiful Capitol Theatre in September." (more...)

    Walt Disney Studios Announces Release Dates for 2 Steven Spielberg-Helmed Films
    by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

    The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has set release dates for the next two Steven Spielberg-directed films, both DreamWorks projects. (more...)

    Fox Broadcasting Company Expands Development & Programming Team
    by TV News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

    Programming executive Beth Miyares will return to FOX as Senior Vice President, Drama Development & Programming (more...)

    WICKED Becomes West End's 10th Longest Running Show
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

    WICKED, the multi award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is now the West End's 10th longest running show. Currently in its 8th year at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, this "wickedly good" (Sunday Express) original new musical has now been seen by over 5.5 million people since its London premiere in September 2006 and played over 3000 performances. (more...)

    Broadway's WICKED Flies Into Sacramento Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

    After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2012, Wicked, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Sacramento Community Center Theater from tonight, May 28 through June 15 as part of the Broadway Sacramento series. (more...)

    WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Sacramento Community Center Theater Run, 5/28-6/15
    by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

    A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Sacramento Community Center Theater with performances from May 28 - June 15. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Convention Center Box Office, 1301 L Street, will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: WICKED's Jemma Rix Performs 'Defying Gravity' on SUNRISE
    by Stage Tube - May 21, 2014

    The 10th Anniversary Australian tour of the international musical theatre blockbuster Wicked opened May 10 at Melbourne's Regent Theatre. WICKED stars Lucy Durack as Glinda and Jemma Rix as Elphaba, both reprising the roles which shot them to stardom during the original Australian tour. Click below to watch a clip of Rix perform 'Defying Gravity' on Sunrise! (more...)

    Bock, Chalfant, Ellis, Hwang, Lapine, Mantello, Marshall, Zippel and More Set for TDF's Open Doors Graduation, 6/2
    by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

    Over 400 guests including current and past New York City high school students, and the performing arts professional mentors who have participated in TDF's Open Doors, the theatre arts mentoring program that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will attend this year's graduation at 5:30pm on Monday, June 2 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC). In 2012, TDF's Open Doors was the first arts education program to receive a special Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre. This year, Open Doors had 27 mentors working with 24 groups of students from New York City high schools. (more...)

    WICKED Opens 5/28 at Sacramento Community Center Theater
    by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

    WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething") based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, opens on Wednesday, May 28, for a three-week engagement at Sacramento Community Center Theater. (more...)

    WICKED Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Tour in Melbourne Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

    Prepare to be spellbound! The 10th Anniversary Australian tour of the international musical theatre blockbuster Wicked opens at Melbourne's Regent Theatre tonight 10 May in front of a star studded audience. Broadway's #1 show for an unprecedented ten consecutive years, Wicked has been declared 'A Cultural Phenomenon' by Variety and 'The Best Musical of the Decade' by Entertainment Weekly. (more...)

    WICKED Begins 10th Anniversary Tour
    by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

    Prepare to be spellbound! The 10th Anniversary Australian tour of the international musical theatre blockbuster WICKED opens at Melbourne's Regent Theatre on Saturday 10 May in front of a star studded audience. Broadway's #1 show for an unprecedented ten consecutive years, WICKED has been declared "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety and "The Best Musical of the Decade" by Entertainment Weekly. (more...)

    WICKED to Kick Off 10th Anniversary Tour in Melbourne, May 10
    by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

    Prepare to be spellbound! The 10th Anniversary Australian tour of the international musical theatre blockbuster Wicked opens at Melbourne's Regent Theatre on Saturday 10 May in front of a star studded audience. Broadway's #1 show for an unprecedented ten consecutive years, Wicked has been declared 'A Cultural Phenomenon' by Variety and 'The Best Musical of the Decade' by Entertainment Weekly. (more...)

    WICKED Plays the Orpheum Theater, Now thru 5/25
    by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

    After record breaking engagements in Omaha in 2009 and 2011, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Omaha's Orpheum Theater for a third engagement today, May 7 through May 25, 2014. (more...)

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